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Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying

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  • The Plan for Milton Keynesby Milton Keynes Development Corporation

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The UK's largest new town, Milton Keynes, is the product of a Transatlantic planning culture and a plan for a relatively low-density motorised city generously endowed with roads, parklands, and the infrastructure of cabling for communications technology. At its heart was the charismatic and influential Richard (Lord) Llewelyn-Davies. A Labour Peer... more...

  • Terrain Vagueby PATRICK BARRON; Manuela Mariani

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    As planners and designers have turned their attentions to the blighted, vacant areas of the city, the concept of "terrain vague," has become increasingly important. Terrain Vague seeks to explore the ambiguous spaces of the city -- the places that exist outside the cultural, social, and economic circuits of urban life. From vacant lots and railroad... more...

  • Ghent Planning Congress 1913by William Whyte

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The Ghent congress on town planning was the first genuinely international conference to address all aspects of civic life and design. Attended by representatives of 22 governments and 150 cities, as well as by hundreds of architects, planners, politicians, and scientists, it marked the culmination of a series of events which helped to form the world... more...

  • The Skycourt and Skygardenby Jason Pomeroy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Population increases, advances in technology and the continued trend towards inner-city migration have transformed the traditional city of spaces into the modern city of objects. This has necessitated alternative spatial and technological solutions to replenish those environments that were once so intrinsic to society?s day-to-day interactions and... more...

  • The City As A Tangled Bankby Terry Farrell

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.00

    Here Sir Terry Farrell, who has built an international career as an architect-planner, encourages other planners and architects to follow the biologists—look at, learn from, and, indeed, admire the nature of the forces that drive the change, and then with humility and respect work with them to nudge, anticipate and prepare for where it takes... more...

  • Gebaute Entfestigungby Cornelia Jöchner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Wie konstituiert sich die offene Stadt nach einer longue durée der Ummauerung als neue räumliche Existenz? Turin, das in der Vormoderne durch seine Lage am Ausgang der Alpen zwischen Frankreich und Habsburg eine wichtige geopolitische Funktion einnahm, zeigt hierfür zwei bedeutende Architekturensembles: die spätbarocke Superga-Kirche mit... more...

  • Urban Intensitiesby Peter G. Rowe; Har Ye Kan

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 84.00

    Vielfalt und Dichte im Wohnungsbau stehen als Anforderungen heute im Mittelpunkt der Entwurfs- und Bautätigkeit. Der Schlüssel zur erfolgreichen Planung von verdichtetem Geschosswohnungsbau ist eine spezifische Qualität der städtischen Dichte (?Density?): die städtische Intensität (?Intensity?). In einer Verbindung von Architektur- und... more...

  • Rache und Triumphby Loretana de Libero

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    die Faust wird gereckt, die Pickelhaube getreten. Feindbilder spielen auch im Gefallenengedenken vieler Nationen eine nicht geringe Rolle und sind nicht selten auf Kriegerdenkmälern in offensive Formen gegossen worden. Bei Kriegsende wurde oftmals nicht nur trauernd der Toten gedacht, sondern zugleich in Wort und Bild über den Besiegten... more...

  • Squaresby Sophie Wolfrum

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 112.00

    Bei jedem städtebaulichen Entwurf, bei jedem Eingriff in die räumliche Struktur öffentlicher städtischer Räume stellt sich die Frage nach der Komposition und den räumlichen Qualitäten von Plätzen. Auf welche Weise sind die wesentlichen Elemente beteiligt: Dimension, Proportion, Ausrichtung, Geschlossenheit, Zugänge, Schwerpunkt- und Randausbildung... more...

  • Urban Design for an Urban Centuryby Lance Jay Brown; David Dixon

    Wiley 2014; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to urban design, from a historical overview and basic principles to practical design concepts and strategies. It discusses the demographic, environmental, economic, and social issues that influence the decision-making and implementation processes of urban design. The Second Edition has been fully revised... more...